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|Named Person:||Jules Verne; Jules Verne|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Herbert R Lottman
|Description:||xiv, 366 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Pt. 1. Nantes versus Paris --
Pt. 2. The writer --
Pt. 3. The publisher --
Pt. 4. Extraordinary voyages --
Pt. 5. Celebrity --
Pt. 6. To paint the earth.
|Responsibility:||Herbert R. Lottman.|
world filled with both technological achievements and monstrosities: cars, fax machines, synthesizers, computers, mass transit, and the electric chair. With uncharacteristic mistrust, Verne simultaneously marveled at the inventions and despaired at what drove people to create them. It is this elusive, disillusioned aspect of Verne that Herbert Lottman captures here. Tracing Verne's life from his childhood in Nantes to his self-imposed exile outside of Paris as an adult,
Lottman sketches a vivid portrait of the man. Lottman brings to light for the first time Verne's secret struggles with his constant wanderlust, his unhappy marriage, his rebellious son, and his overbearing editor-publisher, Pierre-Jules Hetzel.